Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to have engaged the curating skills of Mollie E Barnes AKA She Curates to produce a mini auction as part on The Hepatitis C Trust’s 20 year celebrations. Mollie is an Independent Curator based in the south England. Keen to address the gender and equality disparity in the art world, Mollie founded She Curates (@she_curates_) in 2020, a platform aimed at championing the voices and stories of women and queer artists around the world.
The auction consists of 30 plus handmade cards created by a unique selection of dynamic female identifying artists, chosen by Mollie Barnes. It will be hosted online by The Auction Collective between the 9th – 23rd September.
The line-up includes painter Olivia Sterling who graduated with an MA from the RCA in 2020 and has carved out a distinctive niche using paint to address questions of race. Helen Downie AKA Unskilled Worker whose work has been described as ‘a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion’. Sahara Longe whose work re-examines visual hierarchies and art historical traditions and New York based artist Bianca Nemelc a figurative painter, whose work explores the connection between the female form and the natural world. Mollie has put together a strong collection of artworks with an eye on emerging talent such as Okiki Akinfe, a recent graduate from The Slade.
Mollie Barnes of She Curates is delighted to work with Art on a Postcard to create this exceptional series, she comments: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with AOAP. To have utter creative freedom is such an honour as a curator. The responsiveness and excitement demonstrated by this esteemed and incredible group of artists is a true testimony to the immense work that AOAP does every day”
All proceeds from the auction will go to The Hepatitis C Trust, helping to further its campaign to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030.